Saturday, 24 March 2018

Uniko Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY ...... Fun Flowers Stamps and Stencil

Happy Saturday .......

Let's get the weekend started with a little bit of Blog Hopping fun over on the Uniko Blog 
We're having a Design Team Blog Hop and a Giveaway, all centred around the gorgeous Fun Flowers clear stamp set and the pretty co-ordinating Fun Flowers stencil.

It's always nice to revisit products from a previous release that go so well with brand new items ...... it makes your stash work even better when things mix and match don't you think!

If you've already started hopping then you'll have arrived here from Julie's blog ..... I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration.
I've got a card for you here using both the stamps ..... a cute little floral set which is perfect in anyone's craft stash, and the matching stencil .....

The stencil background was a leftover piece from a previous project.
I'd used the stencil in the normal way ..... Distress inks through the design .... to create a pretty background (you can see the card here if you fancy a look).  Once I'd finished there was quite a lot of ink left on the stencil itself so, instead of just wiping it clean (I don't like to waste ink!) I spritzed it with water and then used it to print onto a piece of white cardstock.  This is the result ..... a pretty watercoloured look (I actually got two prints off it but the other one is a little paler)

I cut the piece to size to fit on the front of my card and then used a stitched edge die to trim the bottom away

Using a couple of the flowers from the stamp set I stamped and heat embossed them in white and then coloured them using the same shades of Distress Ink and a waterbrush

These were then fussy cut and layered before attaching them onto the card front.  You can see I also added in a few leaves too.

A cute little sentiment stamped on the bottom ..... from the Uniko All Occasion Sentiments #6 set
and a little something on the inside too

The words are from the brand new Birthday Sentiments set, along with some of the smaller images from Fun Flowers

To add a little more detail, and a touch of texture to the front I finished off by adding a few dots of Nuvo Jewel Accents to the stencil design

Next up is the lovely Lindsey ..... hop over and see even more inspiration using these fun products.
And don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win the Giveaway ....... a £15 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store.
You have until Midnight (GMT) on Saturday 7th April to complete the hop and leave your comments.

Happy hopping!

Linda (that's me!)

Thanks for popping by ..... have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to.
I'm off to get a new laptop ...... I hope. 

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. Waste not want not is definitely my mantra too Linda. Love the soft inking of the printed panel and the sharp contrast with the stamped element. :)

  2. Such scrummy colours, all summery and fabulous! Love it when you get extra out of supplies and the watercoloured background is so pretty combined with the more full on colours of the accent flower. Love it Linda!

  3. Such a delicate use of watercolour Linda, I'm absolutely swooning. So neat, perfect and and elegant card throughout. Brilliant showcase teaming the stamp set and the stencil. Happy Spring x

  4. Lovely soft pastel background. I do like the idea of the layered bloom with the central aperture too. Fab! X

  5. Such a soft and lovely BG for the flpwers, loving this card Linda.

  6. I hate to waste ink too - I think the soft pastels are so pretty! It's a lovely card. xx

  7. Sooooo soft and pretty, Linda! Your card definitely makes me smile!

  8. I love your card, Linda ! And what a clever and amazing way to "recycle" an inked stencil ! Next time I have to try this fabulous technique. Love the soft blended colours you achieved with it, and brilliantly popped up with this lovely flower in the same but brighter colour. Fabulous ! Have a great weekend and have lots of fun with your new laptop ! Hugs x

  9. Beautiful stenciled background and stamped and fussy cut flower embellishment. I love how you added the Nuvo drops to your background too. All so pretty and creative. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  10. Wow !! You did such a fantastic background !!

  11. Goodness, this is sooo pretty! L*O*V*E
    the gorgeous flowers. This is such a\
    cute set.

  12. Wow! Congrats on this new amazing display for this new release!!!

  13. Such a lovely, elegant card Linda! Love that background...hugs xxx

  14. That's an amazing way to use the ink on the stencils... The look is so soft and soothing too... Lovely card

  15. What a clever way to make a delicate and pretty background, a really lovely card

  16. Ah...loved your beautiful background!!

  17. Linda, your card is a beauty! It made me smile with these happy spring-colours, the nice (smiling) sentiment and all the little details you added.

    Thanks for showing us and inspiring us!
    Greetings from Wiebke

  18. I like the soft and pretty background for this flower.

  19. Such a beautiful card, I really love those soft colour tones in the background and the flower is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  20. Love your adorable card!!! Beautiful colors!!!

  21. So soft and gentle, Linda, the beautiful colours and tones are gorgeous, a real treat for the eyes!

  22. Beautiful card.
    The colors are light and delicate.
    thanks for sharing

  23. So beautiful! Love the delicate colours. xxx

  24. You are so creative, this is stunning x

  25. Gorgeous background and I love that it came from not wanting to waste ink!!!


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